James Roy Badger

June 25, 1938 - August 8, 2017 Milton, DE | Age 79 Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, and Friend

James Roy Badger, age 79, of Milton, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 after a long illness. He was the husband of Patricia Badger, with whom he shared 34 loving years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late James Donald and the late Edna (Sheets) Badger.  James attended and graduated from University of Delaware, where he received a Bachelors of Psychology. He then went on to work in the technology industry as a buyer for Hewlett Packard. He eventually retired from Agilent Technologies.

When James wasn’t working he loved painting watercolors, boating and fishing in the Delaware Bay, spending time with family and friends, and traveling the country. He also enjoyed tinkering with items and always said, “I can fix that!”

Amidst all the memories, his family and friends will always remember his good sense of humor, the great amount of patience he had, his laid back demeanor and that he was always the life of the party!

Along with his wife, Patricia, James is survived by his children, James M. Badger (Donna), Dawn Harris (Ric), Jeffrey Lewis (Amy), and Andrew Lewis, and was predeceased by his daughter, Wendy Shaw; he is survived by his sisters, Dot Bove and Betty Kessler and was predeceased by his brother, Bob Badger; he is also survived by his grandchildren, Nicole and James Badger, Richard and Mackenzi Harris, Craig, Candice, and Michael Shaw, DJ and Sarah Lewis, Paul and Samantha Lewis, Angela and Lauren Stotz, Mackenzie and Christina Szymanski; his three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

You are invited to visit with James’s friends and family from 10-11am on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. A funeral service will immediately follow at 11am. The interment, following the funeral service, will be at Longwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in James’s name to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

To view his online tribute and share condolences with the family, please visit www.griecocares.com.

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August 12, 2017 10:00-11:00AM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Service

August 12, 2017 11:00AM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


August 12, 2017 12:15pm Longwood Cemetery
945 E. Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Dear Pat and all the Badger family,
    We’re certainly thinking of you, Pat, and we share in your grief. Jim was so nice to know and be with. We’ll miss him, too. We left for a trip to NW Georgia on Aug. 11 so we didn’t read your message until Aug. 27, thus a little late getting back with you.

    Come back to the “banks” when you can. Know that you have so many loving friends here. And know, Pat, that our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Marilyn and Reid

    Reid and Marilyn Hinson | August 29, 2017 at 11:14 AM
  2. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We have fond memories of you both when you lived on the Outer Banks.
    Evelyn Ireland.

    Evelyn Ireland | August 15, 2017 at 12:27 PM
  3. Pat, sorry to hear about Jim. Linda and I were talking about the two of you last week. We knew Jim was ailing when we met for dinner at the Black Pelican a few years ago. He will be missed. Jim taught me an important lesson. Never Miss A Meeting, that’s how I wound up chairman of the Anual Colington Rockfish Tournament, I missed a meeting.

    Our warmesr thoughts, Ken Pagurek and Linda Flanner.

    Ken Pagurek | August 14, 2017 at 9:35 PM
  4. Dear Dawn and Family, Jim was one of my first managers at HP and we worked together later in Purchasing. I have many fond memories and enjoyed working for and with Jim. My sincerest condolences.

    Kathy Baker | August 11, 2017 at 3:12 PM
  5. Dear Dorothy and Betty. It has been many years since we made contact. However, my folks used to visit you all in Landenberg when Jimmy and I were just kids. My mother and your mother were friends. I never knew the connection but I think it goes back to NC.
    Fond memories. I regret there are not more. Treasure yours.
    In His Love

    Ralph Paisley | August 11, 2017 at 8:36 AM
  6. Dear Pat, Dot and Betty: I have great memories of growing up on Chesterville Road in Landenberg. Being a part of the Badger, Carlin, Rigler, Ackerman, and Griffin “Village” was a wonderful experience. It was a great time and place. As a younger kid on the block, I was greatly influenced by Jim Badger and Jim Ackerman; sadly both are now deceased. Jim Badger was a wonderful person and friend.

    Tim Knauer August 11,2017

    Tim Knauer | August 11, 2017 at 8:32 AM
  7. Dear Pat and family,

    Jim and I worked together for several years at HP. He was not only a co-worker, but also a good friend and client. May fond memories, your faith, family and friends be of comfort to you and bring you peace.

    With sincere sympathy,
    Don Taylor
    Milton, DE

    Don Taylor | August 10, 2017 at 2:37 PM
  8. Dear Dawn , Jimmy and Pat i am so so sorry to hear about Big Jim’s passing I have so many wonderful memories of us growing up together and Big Jim coming home and oh how he scared me I never saw a man as big as Big JIm when I would talk to your dad on the phone he would laugh and say Deneen you can call me Uncle Jim now I would say oh no your Big Jim your dad was a good man and he loved you dearly.

    Love you
    Your cousin deneen capano

    Deneen Oberholtzer | August 10, 2017 at 2:26 PM
  9. Dear Dawny, Jimmy, Pat and family, I was so so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing today. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most sad time. Your dad was always so special to me and I have many many memories of him being in our family. God be with all of you at this most sad time.

    Lots of love always,
    Aunt Patty and Chuck

    Aunt Patty Covelli Ettinger | August 10, 2017 at 2:07 PM
  10. Sorry to learn of the death of another of my friends from the days of F&M and early HP. Jim was someone you always wanted to be around, a real cut up/joker. He seemed to always be smiling and never overly serious. The world has been a better place for the likes of Jim Badger and may his family take consolation in knowing how revered he is in the eyes of those fortunate enough to have crossed his path.
    Bob Wynne

    Bob Wynne | August 10, 2017 at 11:31 AM
  11. Dear Pat and family, We were so sorry to hear of our friend Jim’s passing. We both worked with Jim at Hewlett-Packard where we had good times when working, attending dances, parties and picnics. Jim always had a sense of humor that he brought with him to all of those activities. He was also a fishing buddy. We know that Jim’s memories will be with us forever.
    Our sympathy and blessings,
    Corrine and Jim Goodman

    Corrine and Jim Goodman | August 10, 2017 at 11:05 AM
  12. Jim and I worked together for many years. He was not only a great coworker but a great friend as well.

    Margo Bare | August 10, 2017 at 4:23 AM
  13. Dear Pat and all of the Badger family,
    I am sending my love and prayers to you. Jim was a very kind and caring man. He was an angel here on Earth. Now he is free to be a guardian angel to all that he loved and who loved him.

    Stephanie | August 9, 2017 at 11:07 PM
  14. Pat and family,was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Sending prayers for everyone for you during this sad and difficult time. May you be comforted with all the wonderful memories of Jim. Have come to realize our loved ones never leave us if you keep them in your heart. May God comfort you at this time.

    Doris Bartkowski | August 9, 2017 at 10:19 PM

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